On Wednesday 11th April 2018 Graham Webster attended the Spenborough ac track and field Northern Masters at Cleckheaton near Leeds where he ran 3 races. The 400metres in 80.1seconds coming 5th and 2nd vet65. 800metres Webster was 5th again and 2nd vet 65 in 2mins.51.6seconds.
Lastly, he ran 1500metres in 5mins'46.5 seconds coming 5th 1st vet 65. Webster achieved well given he was just getting over a cold virus and the conditions were very cold.
Greg Oulton and Chris Bowker attended the Lakeland Trails Hawkshead 17k on Saturday. Only 16k (10 miles) but with over 1600 feet of ascent, rocks, mud and steep climbs and descents, including the appropriately named Coffin Trail, the 800-year-old, mile and a bit long cobbled ascent over the mountain. Bowker came 153rd in 1:52:20 and Oulton came 155th in 1:54:06.
On Sunday 15th April it was the ever popular, 1st event of the Fylde Tri Series. Flat, fast sprint triathlon on quiet country lanes in and around the Ribby Hall Leisure Village. Ideal for first timers or those wanting an early season PB. Athletes complete a 400m swim, 10.5 miles bike ride followed by a 5K run. Adrian Sargent of Lytham achieved a total time of 1:12:42, 7:11 swim, 40:25 bike and 25:04 run.
|Penny and Lee Morrison|
Penny Morrison ran the Three Bridges 10k on Sunday 15th April. Starting at the clubhouse next to Salt Ayre Sports Centre, the scenic route is almost entirely traffic free, and crosses three bridges spanning the historic River Lune. The course is mainly flat and fast and is ideal for park runners wishing to try a longer distance. Penny Morrison time; 1:12:15. Lee Morrison also ran it in a time of 51:30, his first 10k race since his hip operation last year! The sun came out just before the start and was very warm, which made for a very enjoyable race. James Buckley also ran the 3 Bridges achieving a time of 50:43 (with buggy). He was awarded a bottle of wine for being first buggy (ever) to do the run.
Club member Pamela Hardman booked herself on a 5 day trail running holiday in the Dordogne 10th -15th April -after running 100km through the trail paths of all the little villages around the Dordogne area she finished off with attending one of the local trail races of the year, it was either the 10k (ended up at 11km) or 20k. Hardman took on the 10k and came in 61mins and won her age category with a small prize and a large trophy to come home with, a lovely end to the holidays.
As usual there were lots of club members who completed local parkruns and were tourists at other parkruns around the country. At the Lytham parkrun Chris McCarthy first home for the club, and second overall. Followed by Neil Tate and Alex Tate coming 3rd and 5th, respectively. Catherine Carrdus was first female home for the club, and second female overall. Darran Ames achieved a new personal best time.
Full Results: Chris McCarthy 17:27 (2nd), Neil Tate 18:45 (3rd), Alex Tate 18:54 (5th), Catherine Carrdus 19:19 (8th), Ross McKelvie 20:34 (11th), Jennifer Hill 21:15 (16th), Darran Ames 20:47 (13th) John Bertenshawe 21:26 (18th), Morgan Pritchard 22:07 (25th), Graham Webster 22:08 (26th), Mark Hughes 22:17 (27th), G Browne 22:40 (30th), James Buckley 22:51 (32nd), Kev Murray 23:01 33rd, Gill Draper 23:17 (37th), Jason Sheridan 26:35 (80th), Stephen Tate 27:27 (89th), Gillian Oliver 29:24 (122nd), Karen Lanigan 30:20 (132nd), Robert Parker 31:31 (157th), Graham Young 32:01 (163rd), Sarah Bagshaw 32:11 (168th)Bob Clough 35:23 (185th) and Julie Wiseman 39:01 (208th).
The Blackpool parkrun was attended by Paul Veevers who came 4th overall in a time of 18:53 and Heid Haigh who ran 23:43 for 34th and 5th female. At the Basingstoke parkrun Neil Bayntun-Roberts ran the course in 20:31 for 24thand at the Warrington parkrun Ian Tate came 15th in 21:29. Kirsten Burnett was a tourist park runner at Newby Bridge she ran 29:25 for 27th female spot.
There were several junior members at the Park View junior park run on Sunday, and there were some fine performances. The first 3 spots went to Lytham runners, Morgan Pritchard, Frankie Ball and Jayden Richardson. Clemmie Tierney broke 9 minutes for a new personal best of 8:55.
Full Results: Morgan Pritchard 7:32, Frankie Ball 7:53, Jayden Richardson 8:02, Finlay Hughes 8:27, Clemmie Tierney 8:55, Blair Selbie 10:07, Ella Wiseman 10:47, and Hebe Tierney 11:39.